Fox’s Wallace Puts Schiff in the Hot Seat Over Claims of Collusion Proof — And Brings the Receipts

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Fox News’ Chris Wallace put chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in the hot seat on Sunday, asking the California Democrat about his claims to have seen proof of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government.

While appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Schiff was pressed on his multiple past claims of collusion evidence between Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Kremlin, even though Special Counsel Rober Mueller’s report “did not establish” collusion.

When Schiff attempted to push back, Wallace illustrated his point with a compilation of clips from interviews in which the congressman repeated his claim that he had seen proof that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia, including one during which he said the evidence was “in plain sight.

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Schiff responded by saying it was a “different question” as to whether or not there was enough evidence that “rises to proof beyond a reasonable doubt” to establish there was “conspiracy” between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

He went on to take a jab at Trump:

“And indeed that distinction was made in the opening pages of the Mueller report. So, when the president and his allies repeat this mantra of ‘no collusion,’ they clearly haven’t read or [are] ignoring the plain language of the report, where Bob Mueller says two things.

He says, “We’re not going to look into the question of whether it’s collusion. That’s a common-laid term that can be criminal or non-criminal conduct. We’re going to look at the crime of conspiracy.'”

Schiff added that Mueller echoed a point that he made, saying that “the fact that you may not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt a criminal conspiracy doesn’t mean there’s an absence of evidence of crime.”

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Schiff has faced heavy criticism from Republicans for his repeated claims of collusion. Every Republican on the House Intelligence Committee — including Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) — recently called on Schiff to resign from his post as committee chair, as IJR Red previously reported.

As also noted by IJR Red, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced the “PENCIL Act” to remove Schiff from his chairmanship.

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Craig
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Don’t be such a Schiff. Bring forth the evidence or be as silent as you are irrelevant.

Pat Warnock
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Schiff thinks that even if there is no evidence, this doesn’t mean there was no crime – is he nuts?

Blivett
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What exactly has Schiff-less done to benefit the USA since President Trump took office? I know that answer….absolutely nothing!! His hatred has become a mental illness. No proof of anything just his miserable whining but NO proof. He should resign

Charles Buck
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I don’t think schiff gives a rats ass about whats good for this Country! Its all about power for the democraps. The deeper they dig there hole,the bigger the lies they tell. We need a new party.

Chrissy
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Agreed. “Party above country”, it’s what the Democrats have been doing for 2 years. The country was divided at election time. Instead of supporting the current elected President, they chose to create a divisive atmosphere from day one. Changing words now from “collusion” to “conspiracy”- is that because Mueller didn’t find collusion? Or would they like to spend 2 more years now on a new investigation into conspiracy. Start with Russia and the DNC first on that one. Or maybe CNN and Donna Brazile

TOM
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I have not read what Mueller actually wrote in his report but according to this article the change from “collusion” to “conspiracy” is one that Mueller made.

James
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“Party over Country” or more specifically “Party over the People” has been in play for many years. Here in Florida, we had a now former (D) Senator who was in DC for 46 YEARS and always voted how he was told which was to stay in lockstep with the Party; not what was good for the people. He’s now out; replaced by an (R) – former Governor Rick Scott.

James
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BINGO!! It has always been about POWER and CONTROL loss of FREEDOMS with the now fascist Socialists/Communists (one in the same). The former Dem Party died under Barry #44 as he planned.

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